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Dr Matthew Howell

Lecturer in Criminology (and Sociology) (Enhanced Teaching), Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602750
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Matt teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Criminology, Sociology, and Social Policy. He is the programme director for the BSc Criminology and Sociology.

He has much experience of working with young people and has spent ten years as a youth worker in Swansea and Cardiff.

His research focuses on the development of culture within institutional settings. Using ethnographic research methods, Matt explores young people perception of youth homelessness.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Ethnography
  • Youth Culture
  • Institutional Culture
  • Social Theory
  • Research Methodology
  • Social exclusion
  • Social Justice
  • Cultural Sociology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests


Social Policy


Social Research Methods